Foreign Affairs September/October 2020 Issue Launch: What Happens When We Have the Vaccine?
Watch Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan moderate a virtual panel discussion with Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and Michael T. Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy on these questions and more.
The closer the world gets to the day when the first proven vaccines emerge, the less time there is to set up an equitable, enforceable system for allocating them.
For further reading please see the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, "The World Trump Made," including the article "The Tragedy of Vaccine Nationalism" by Thomas Bollyky and Chad Bown. Please also see the Foreign Affairs articles "Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step" by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and "Chronicle of a Pandemic Foretold" by Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker.
Thomas J. Bollyky
Thomas J. Bollyky is director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. Bollyky is the author of the book Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways and the founder and managing editor of Think Global Health, an online magazine that examines the ways health shapes economies, societies, and everyday lives around the world.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nonresident Distinguished Fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings. She serves as Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, Chair of the Board of the African Union's African Risk Capacity (ARC), Senior Adviser at Lazard, and Co-chair of the Commission on the New Climate Economy with Lord Nicolas Stern and Paul Polman. Prior to joining Brookings, Okonjo-Iweala served twice as Nigeria’s Finance Minister, from 2003-2006 and 2011-2015, and as Foreign Minister in 2006, the first woman to hold both positions. She spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, rising to the position of Managing Director.
Michael T. Osterholm
Dr. Osterholm is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota. From June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. He is also on the Board of Regents at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - Presider
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan became Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2017. He previously served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and, before that, as a senior editor at the magazine. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and his narrative history of George Marshall’s post–World War II mission to China, The China Mission, was published by WW Norton in April 2018.